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City launches vaping injury web page
Friday, November 1, 2019 by Tai Moses
With the Centers for Disease Control investigating a nationwide outbreak of lung injuries following the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, Austin Public Health officials are recommending that community members refrain from using vaping products. APH has launched a new web page, austintexas.gov/ecigarettes, to help keep the public informed and updated on the investigation of illness and injury connected to the practice of vaping. According to the health department, “As of Friday, Oct. 25, the Austin Public Health epidemiology and disease surveillance unit was investigating 12 cases of Austin/Travis County residents with vaping-related lung injury.” The web page includes case definitions, symptoms of lung injury, recommendations for staying healthy, and education and outreach resources.
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